Jewish Values: Good-Bye Marianne: The Graphic Novel

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This graphic novel version of a book by the same title published in 1999 is simply but carefully drawn from interesting angles. Marianne’s father must hide from the Nazis, her home is invaded by the Gestapo, Marianne encounters a German girl who rejects her, and she is expelled from school because she’s Jewish. At one point, she makes a new friend, Ernest, and successfully stands up to his intolerant and uninformed views about Jews. The tenor of the story is one of gradually spreading fear and insecurity, reaching the climax when Marianne must leave her mother and travel by train to England with the Kindertransport. Marianne has spunk, but she is not sentimentalized or idealized.
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